I’ll tell you, I don’t what the deal is with the recent suicides at the factories of Foxconn “it’s not a sweatshop” Technology Group down China Way. But maybe I’ll find out more from the Chinese Progressive Association at the San Francisco Union Square Apple Store Vigil on June 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM
Don’t expect Apple workers in San Francisco to applaud the arrival of “life-sized Deathpads” come Thursday:
All the deets:
“San Francisco Community Vigil in Solidarity with Foxconn Workers. Apple Computer’s “DeathPad” Targeted for Inhumane Production Demands
San Francisco, CA – Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is organizing a San Francisco vigil for Chinese workers at Foxconn, the Apple manufacturer where there has been a surge of worker deaths. In the last few months, 13 young migrant workers have attempted suicide, 10 workers have died while 3 remain in critical condition. A worker also died of extreme exhaustion after working a 34 hour shift. Apple computer’s “Deathpad” has brought huge profits to Apple at the expense of workers lives.
Chinese Progressive Association calls on Apple and Foxconn to take responsibility for the workers and to find real solutions to the extreme pressure and deplorable working conditions in the factory. We urge Apple to work with Foxconn and ensure that workers are being treated fairly.
What: SF Vigil in Remembrance of Worker Deaths at Foxconn
When: Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Time: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Apple Store in Union Square, 1 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA”